Mesothelioma is an aggressive type of cancer caused by a continued exposure to asbestos. In the majority of the cases, it affects the thin layer of tissue lining the lungs, but it can also affect the tissue that covers the abdomen, heart, or testicles in men. There are four different types of mesothelioma: pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma, pericardial mesothelioma, and testicular mesothelioma, all of which are defined according to the body part that the disease attacks.

There is currently no cure for mesothelioma, but there are treatments designed to ease the symptoms and extent patients’ lives. Symptoms of the disease differ depending on the type of cancer, and asbestosis and mesothelioma symptoms are often mistaken for other diseases of the lungs. The symptoms can be vague and mild until later stages of mesothelioma and the first signs can be confused with normal aches and pain of other diseases, which is why diagnosis can be difficult.

Symptoms Related to Pleural Mesothelioma

Symptoms Related to Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Symptoms Related to Pericardial Mesothelioma

Symptoms Related to Testicular Mesothelioma

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